A group of Utahns say they are being unfairly targeted by lawmakers.
The Utah Vapors Association says e-cigarettes don’t have any of the harmful effects caused by second-hand smoke produced by regular cigarettes, but House Bill 245 would place them in the same category as cigarettes.
“The vapor that comes from an electronic cigarette is just that; it’s water vapor. It’s no different from vapor that comes from a humidifier in a department store on display,”
said Aaron Frazier with the Utah Vapors Association.
Supporters of the ban say the FDA has raised questions about e-cigarettes because some of the ingredients could be cancer-causing and the nicotine is addictive.
There really should be more support for this tobacco-less smoking alternative. It has a lot of potential to help people stay away from the dangerous tobacco habit.
My neighbor and I share an existing wall. He is “vaping”. I am getting the vapor all night and I am allergic to something from it.
I cant move. He wont stop. I am sick with eyes running, nose itching and terrible taste in my mouth.
It disapates fairly quickly but it seems to go for four hours at a time. of course, I don’t understand it so I also have anxiety, high blood pressure.
What do you think?
I honestly don’t see you being able to get any second hand vapor at all, especially since vapor dissipates so quickly and not to mention you being separated by a wall. Your problem seems to be coming from something else in the house that you may be allergic to. However, there are some cases where people are allergic to the vegetable glycerin or the propylene glycol that form what we vapers call “E-Liquid”. Unless he is blowing the vapor near you, I would check around the house for other things that could possibly be the cause.
Please do write back and follow up with us and I hope things get better for you. Good luck!
I’m curious as to how your neighbors vapor gets into your mouth. How are you getting his vapor when it sounds like you are in a different apartment/section (with walls between). I just haven’t seen/used/heard of an eLiquid that will do anything that you described. Even vapers that are allergic to PG usually just report that it bothers their throat- but that is with direct inhalation. PG, the base of most eLiquids, is likely used in a variety of products that you have in your home already. These range from food products to cleansers, soaps and body products.
I’m at a loss as to how someone vaping next door could cause your symptoms, even if you were allergic to PG. Please do follow up with more details.
Glycol-glycerin, nicotine and flavoring… If you are thinking you are allergic to one of these components you are a hypochondriac….
I have several friends who are allergic to smoke or have emphysema. My daughter is an asthmatic (adult not living at home). Not one of those people has had any bad reactions to vaping and my children (including my daughter) are the ones who asked me to make the change from tobacco cigarettes to vaping.
I’m curious if your reactions to your neighbors vaping are due to your misgivings and anxieties.
It seems to me that sharing a wall would not be enough to smell the vapor unless you also share a ventilation system. That is possible but unlikely.
I quit smoking in February but I do still vape.
I hope you find the answer to your problem but I’m fairly sure that it’s not because of your neighbor vaping.